North Reach Kite 2023

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One of the most popular kites has just been improved!

North Reach Kite 2023 is lively and and playful, this 3-strut allrounder has unparalleled versatility and wind range. Big jumps. Upwind performance. Effortless relaunch.

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North Reach Kite 2023 – North Kiteboarding

The North Reach Kite 2023 is the Ultimate all round kite, one of the few kites available that excels in every discipline. Often described as the desert island kite, this truly would be the kite to grab for a holiday that will include a little bit of everything – big air, kite loops, wave riding or foiling.

Take a look at some of the videos that Jesse Richman has made on this kite, from surfing 50ft waves at Jaws to megalooping a 12m.

The 2023 model has seen some big improvements in terms of the materials used. To keep up with the competition North have introduced a better leading edge and canopy material (details below) which is stiffer and lighter.

The shape has changed a little and with the bridle also being tweaked to improve the responsiveness.

Overall the kite has seen some nice changes, albeit not huge but why change something that already works so well. We’re noticing this across a lot of the brands; now that the products are so good already it’s minor changes for each new model rather than the complete overhaul we saw in years past.

North Reach Kite 2023 – What North have to say

For 2023 we’ve introduced a new lighter Dacron exo-skeleton in every size and revised the arc design for a crisper, snappier response, more direct steering and more dynamic recovery. Still nimble and easy to ride, but now with a cleaner profile that’s even more stable in kite loops, the Reach is your go-to kite in all conditions.

The lighter construction excels throughout the entire wind range, foil and surf, without compromising the kite’s durability. Its fast, responsive steering and efficient power delivery give rise to incredible boosts, loops and freestyle, while the short responsive bridle provides quick, exponential depower. In the three larger sizes, the Reach is a powerful lightwind kite designed with a predictable, consistent drive forward for TwinTip riding – long after everyone else has gone in.



Along with the F One Bandit and Duotone Evo, this has to be up there with these best all rounders on the market.

We see the North Reach 2023 being hugely popular and we’ll have plenty of demo kites available so come and give them a try.


North Reach 2023 Product Information & Features

  • Boosts and loops with a smooth reliable catch
  • Incredible stability for foil and lightwind
  • Well-balanced tactile surf handling
  • Massive wind range and upwind drive
  • New lighter N-DURE Dacron in all sizes
  • Incredibly powerful and efficient
  • Larger sizes lightwind-optimised
  • More durable leading-edge seam
  • New revised arc design for cleaner kiteloops
  • Lightweight bladders in every size
  • Highest quality no-pulley low drag bridle lines
  • Direct and Responsive Steering
  • Confident relaunch with swept design
  • Precise draft-forward profile
  • Progressive freestyle medium-high AR
  • Duralite seam protection
  • Kevlar reinforced strut system with bridle deflectors
  • New HyperFlow rapid inflation system cap and valve geometry
  • Recycled PET Kite Bag with Foil Assist



Our new low-profile, pre-stretched bridle lines are pre-loaded and measured before cutting to improve accuracy and consistency. This results in reduced shrinkage, reduced elongation and improved longevity. Removing ALL pulleys from the bridle improves safety and gives the kite direct and precise handling. The end result is lower drag, more accuracy and a more direct feeling. New tuning of the short responsive bridle gives the Reach quick, exponential depower, allowing you to ride it in an even wider range of conditions.


Lighter weight bladders have now been adopted into every size in the range. This additional weight reduction helps the new 2023 Reach fly more efficiently, and improves performance in lighter winds.


Perfect for foiling and lightwind twintip riding, the Reach has a stable and balanced fuller profile for predictable, consistent power delivery in every condition, and exceptional performance at the low-end. The lightest kite in our range, the Reach’s lighter weight 3-strut construction and more powerful draft-forward profile helps you get up and going in light wind conditions.


NEW reduced construction weight helps the 2023 Reach fly more efficiently with even better performance in lighter winds. We’ve kept the weight down for optimal steering and performance without compromising strength or durability, using a small two-ply of canopy along the trailing edge instead of heavier Dacron materials. In the larger sizes we’ve also used a lighter dacron in all of the leading edges and struts.


The Reach has superb loft and hangtime with a compact steering radius, thanks to its medium aspect ratio design with wider wing-tip and well-balanced bridle. During a loop, many kites will pause before they climb back up, but the Reach has a smooth, consistent catch and doesn’t hesitate to come back around.


A powerful draft-forward profile, in combination with optimised profile transition panels, give the Reach a very smooth and efficient profile entry and upwind drive.


The Reach has a slightly higher aspect ratio design for superb loft and hangtime, while its wider wing-tip and well-balanced bridle help to maintain a compact steering radius, ideal for kite-looping. During kiteloops the Reach has a smooth, consistent catch and doesn’t hesitate to come back around.


Tactile handling with light bar pressure and steering impulse for a fast response and tight turning radius. The quick responsive steering and neutral static balance help you fire up your performance in the surf, without any surprises. The Reach drifts well and doesn’t fall over, front-stall or back-stall. The bar pressure and steering impulse can be adjusted on the wing tip, allowing you to fine tune the kite’s characteristics to your personal preference.


The moderate leading edge diameter medium high aspect design allows more area in the centre of the kite for efficiency and provides additional buoyancy, helping the kite to release quickly from the water in even the lightest conditions.


The draft-forward profile, in combination with optimised profile transition panels, give the Reach a very smooth and efficient profile entry and upwind drive. For the Reach we’ve developed a longitudinal profile control that connects to the leading edge seam to ensure a precise profile shape is maintained as close to the leading edge as possible, creating a smooth transition from the segmented leading edge to the curved canopy. This results in an even more aerodynamic and efficient airflow and less turbulence.


A forgiving kite with pop when you need it for freestyle manoeuvres. The medium high aspect ratio, combined with a powerful profile, gives the North Reach kite 2023 explosive pop. Good pop helps generate line slack for handle passes – simply load up, edge hard and pop off the water for easy Freestyle progression.


D2 Ripstop Fabric by Teijin. Premium high-density canopy material made in Japan, using high tenacity polyester yarn for lightness, high tearing strength and endurance. Teijin Techno Force has the highest strength to weight ratio and longest durability in the industry.


Lightweight reinforcement to protect from chafing and abrasion along the struts to the leading edge. Thin foam padding is inserted underneath to form a lightweight durable buffer which lifts the kite slightly off rough surfaces, and protects the stitching along the struts and leading edge seams.


For the most accurate and durable connection between the strut and the leading edge. Bridle deflectors on the leading edge prevent the control lines catching on the struts.


High volume single point inflation system with larger diameter hose for rapid inflation and deflation. Bayonet style main inflation valve compatible with most pumps. No adaptor required.


Boasting predictable, consistent power delivery in every condition, the North Reach 2023 has exceptional performance at the low-end – especially at slower speeds in lighter wind. Its moderate leading edge diameter provides additional buoyancy, helping the kite to release quickly from the water in even the lightest conditions.


Quick responsive steering and neutral static balance helps you fire up your performance in the surf, without any

Wind Range


KITE SIZE3456789101112131517
WIND RANGE25-4022-3921-3720-3417-3416-3013-2712-2610-259-238-218-208-18


*Recommended for an average-sized kiter riding a twintip with intermediate to advanced skills.
Lighter rider/beginner? Take 5 knots off the high end of the range.
Foiling? Drop 2-3 sizes to suit the conditions.


North Reach Kite 2023 Performance

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